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What do you consider the Golden Era for Daytime Serials?

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I think the Golden Era was from the inception 1930 to 1999 when passions was introduced. I think the American Daytime Serial ended with passions because no soap has been produced since. I don't even think the 70s is when they hit there "Peak" like some say. In 1970 most shows were 30 minutes while in 1980 most were 60 minutes.

Well?? What do you people think??????

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mid 70s to 2000. After 2000 soaps started going downhill. And, finally around 2002/2003 they just went to hell in a handbasket.

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Well, for every individual soap, it's different, but we can find general patterns. As for ABC and Bell soaps, I consider the Golden Age to be the 70's before the addition of "Nouveau Riche" tycoons (Victor Newman, Adam Chandler, Asa Buchanan, The Quartermaines). The Silver Age to be much of the 80's with the adventure stories and such. Bronze Age to be the "Social Issues Age" of the early to mid 90's...lasting till about '97, when we started getting the dreck we have now.

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I think the Golden Era was from the inception 1930 to 1999 when passions was introduced.

dafuq

Anyway, I think it's hard to say. As a whole, I'll just say 1965-1995, with different soaps hitting their peaks at different points throughout that period.

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Well, for every individual soap, it's different, but we can find general patterns. As for ABC and Bell soaps, I consider the Golden Age to be the 70's before the addition of "Nouveau Riche" tycoons (Victor Newman, Adam Chandler, Asa Buchanan, The Quartermaines). The Silver Age to be much of the 80's with the adventure stories and such. Bronze Age to be the "Social Issues Age" of the early to mid 90's...lasting till about '97, when we started getting the dreck we have now.

I can live with that take.

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Yeah, it depends on the soap.

For AMC, it seems late '70s-early '80s was the 'Golden Era'. I guess 1989-1995 could be considered a 'Silver Era'.

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